Happy railfans wave on the outbound Empire Builder led by the Cascades unit. Quite the sight to see this consist in Chicago headed through the Pennsy Signals!
Green locomotive NS4702 pushes a rescued P42 toward Amtrak's Locomotive Shop. This unit has been working light locals near the Pennsy Signal Bridge on Kinzie in the West Loop for the past month. A... (more)
Metra has been 'gambling' with the addition of large-scale advertisements on their lead cab cars and, occasionally, their locomotives. This seems preferable to the Jimmy John's paint scheme recent... (more)
Variety abounds at the 18th Street Locomotive Shop. The Siemens Testing Charger prepares to make its first run. The 406 heritage unit rests nearby.
Metra's relatively new F5PH units have been providing regular service on the Heritage Corridor route between the two 'Union Stations' - Chicago and Joliet.
The tight curves of the Chicago loop
The Pioneer Zephyr on display at MSI is now decked up for the holidays. Two excited children absorb the railroad history.
A pink line train runs above a busy downtown Chicago.
Two Dash-8's with a sandwiched P42 maneuver throughout the 18th Street Yard. NPCU 90200 sits in the background.
Even on a gloomy day, Chicago cannot be beat for Amtrak variety!
The evening rush is on at both track and street level as a pink line approaches Adams and Wabash.
Dash-8, meet F40. I think many would prefer to see this Amtrak locomotive meet more often.
METX 124 heads south through the Amtrak shop while AMTK 150 waits on the wye.
Lots of acting at the throat of Union Station
It still takes getting used to seeing these locos and this paint scheme running Metra commuter service out of Lasalle Street Station.